. The American florist : a weekly journal for the trade. Floriculture; Florists. i8go. The a me r i ca n Flo r i s t. 335 Leaves of Advice From a Limb of the Law. {F.ii y.iuiig Flaihls.) Cdiilound tlial cactus ]>lant! Wlial do voii stand such ])ricl<Iy lliiiij;s l)cliin(l your chairs lor? I really believe my back has as many holes in it as a sheet ol'post- af;c stamps. I i'ccl as if Ncssus aud I had cxchanj^cd shirts. You fjot "stuck" toodid youlast week? (loodl Ha ha ha ha! Sat down on one of these infernal i)rickly machines I sup- pose. Doesn't leel vcrv conilort.-ible.docs i

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. The American florist : a weekly journal for the trade. Floriculture; Florists. i8go. The a me r i ca n Flo r i s t. 335 Leaves of Advice From a Limb of the Law. {F.ii y.iuiig Flaihls.) Cdiilound tlial cactus ]>lant! Wlial do voii stand such ])ricl<Iy lliiiij;s l)cliin(l your chairs lor? I really believe my back has as many holes in it as a sheet ol'post- af;c stamps. I i'ccl as if Ncssus aud I had cxchanj^cd shirts. You fjot "stuck" toodid youlast week? (loodl Ha ha ha ha! Sat down on one of these infernal i)rickly machines I sup- pose. Doesn't leel vcrv conilort.-ible.docs i
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. The American florist : a weekly journal for the trade. Floriculture; Florists. i8go. The a me r i ca n Flo r i s t. 335 Leaves of Advice From a Limb of the Law. {F.ii y.iuiig Flaihls.) Cdiilound tlial cactus ]>lant! Wlial do voii stand such ])ricl<Iy lliiiij;s l)cliin(l your chairs lor? I really believe my back has as many holes in it as a sheet ol'post- af;c stamps. I i'ccl as if Ncssus aud I had cxchanj^cd shirts. You fjot "stuck" toodid youlast week? (loodl Ha ha ha ha! Sat down on one of these infernal i)rickly machines I sup- pose. Doesn't leel vcrv conilort.-ible.docs it? Worse than that,"hey? Cost you twenty-live' dollars, did it? He was a shrewd I'ellow that, and h.-ivinj; a bmidle of bills made out on Humble & I!ojif;s' bill heads, in the same hand as their I'ornicr st.atenient.s—of course it w;is for.ijed, vou simplv took notice of the tact th.-'it the fellow was ])erfcctly posted in reference to the business of the house .-ind paid the bill. In other words, you thoufiht you had a ris;ht to jiresunic th;it the man was their collector. Yes, it is a dead loss. But let it serve to make you more careful in the future. Beware of presumptions in business matters. There it goes again. Deuce take that infernal priekly machine, this time the back of my hand received a dose. If" you will only be one half as watchful as that cactus ])lant you will get on well enough. Be always on the alert. Keeji your wits sticking out at every pore so to speak. True, the law does permit a man to risk a |)resum])tion some times. But you had no legal right to presume that that fellow was Bumble & Boggs' col- lector. Had you known of your own knowledge that he was in the employ- ment of that firm then you woidd have been legally justified in presuming him their collector until notified by them to the contrary. The law presumes many things. It ])re- sumes that a man means what he says— for the law never jokes, and it presumes that a man intendstod

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